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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Residents are being warned against trying to clean up the oil spill that coated upper harbour beaches in heavy fuel oil yesterday. A valve or pipe under the Mount Maunganui wharf opened during refuelling of a cargo ship on Monday morning, pouring an unknown...

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Maungatapu locals near the Hairini causeway are facing a clean-up operation this morning after an oil spill in Tauranga Harbour yesterday. A leaking line on the berthed ship Olomana sent a stream of oil ashore across the estuaries yesterday, with high...

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A developer's application for major earthworks on the Gargan Road plateau at the southern boundary of the Tauriko business estate is denied by independent hearings commissioner Alan Watson. Expansion of the Gargan plateau excavation is denied. Developer...

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Fine weather is expected to greet those getting up early on Anzac Day before heavy wind and rain move in later over the long weekend. “Many of us will be up early on Saturday to attend Anzac Day services and the forecast looks dry for much of New...

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A container load of copper on board the Rena when the container ship struck the Astrolabe Reef in 2011 remains missing. The 20-foot container of copper held 21 tonnes of scrap, consisting of chopped and stripped household electrical wiring extracted during...

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Kimberley Maxwell grew up fishing for kahawai with her family at the mouth of the Motu River in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Now, with the support of the inaugural Bruce Cronin BayTrust scholarship, she's working hard to preserve that experience for...

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New sonar surveys have confirmed that the wreck of the Rena has shifted further down the Astrolabe Reef and is breaking up. A multibeam survey carried out by ADUS DeepOcean surveyors between the 18th and 23rd of March has confirmed further deterioration...

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An elusive species of native moth unseen in New Zealand for almost 20 years has surfaced in Katikati. And according to Landcare Research scientist Robert Hoare, the insect's disappearing act may simply be down to the fact that unlike other moths,...

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Dead and dying eels were discovered near the stormwater outlet at the end of Grace Road, near Memorial Park in Tauranga last Monday. The matter was reported to Tauranga City Council and a pollution prevention officer from both TCC and the Bay of Plenty...

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A founder of conservation genetics, Dr Stephen O'Brien, will be speaking at Tauranga Café Scientifique on April 29, discussing wildlife genetics. Stephen will explain to his audience how powerful new genetic technologies have revolutionised...

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